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The Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) Program

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The HCTC made health insurance more affordable for eligible individuals and their families by paying a significant portion of qualified health insurance premiums for tax years 2002 through 2013. 

HCTC Latest News and Background
Important Update:  The legislation that authorized the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) has expired. The tax credit is not available for tax years after 2013. 

HCTC Eligibility Requirements and How to Claim the HCTC
On this page you can find general requirements, as well as information about claiming the HCTC on your federal income tax return.

HCTC Information for our Partners
The HCTC Program partnered with companies, unions, the Department of Labor, state workforce agencies, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), and tax professionals to administer the HCTC. Health Plan Administrators (HPAs) can also access this page to find helpful information on returning funds to the HCTC Program.

HCTC Information for Tax Professionals
Tax Professionals can find information on how they can help yearly filers claim the HCTC on their federal income tax return.  

HCTC Quick References
You can find HCTC-related information including contact information, a glossary of common terms, frequently asked questions, a link to our state-qualified health plans, and additional resources.

For more information about the HCTC, please contact us.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 08-Dec-2014